Rio 2016 Olympic Golf TV Schedule

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Olympic golf could use a mulligan. The Rio Olympics were supposed to be golf’s glorious return to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years, but fears over the Zika virus and other factors have kept many of the game’s elite players from making the trip. Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Shane Lowry and Vijay Singh are among the biggest names who’ve withdrawn.

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Olympic golf also faces challenges from a brutal schedule stretch that includes the British Open, PGA Championship, FedExCup playoffs and Ryder Cup, and the lure of being an Olympic golf medalist may not be strong enough to draw players to Rio. Many golfers may choose to bypass the Olympics to rest or prepare for other — at least in golf culture and tradition — more prestigious tournaments.

So who will be playing? Playing for Team USA are Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed. Other top international players include Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Justin Rose (Great Britain), Sergio Garcia (Spain), Byeong Hun An (South Korea), Danny Lee (New Zealand) and Martin Kaymer (Germany). In the women’s tournament, expect to see Lydia Ko (New Zealand), Brooke M. Henderson (Canada), Inbee Park (South Korea) and Lexi Thompson (USA) among the medal hopefuls. Rounding out Team USA are Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller.

Olympic golf consists of men’s and women’s individual events contested in a 72-hole stroke play format at the new Reserva Marapendi course built specifically for the Games. A total of 60 players qualify for each of the men’s and women’s events, with qualification based on the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 11. Golf Channel airs the men’s tournament Aug. 11-14 and the women’s tournament Aug. 17-20.

Rio 2016 Olympic Golf TV Schedule

DATE TIME EVENT/PROGRAM NETWORK
11-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
11-Aug 6:30 AM Men’s Golf – First Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
11-Aug 9:00 AM Men’s Golf – First Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
11-Aug 12:00 PM Men’s Golf – First Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
11-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
11-Aug 11:00 PM Men’s Golf – First Round Encore Golf Channel
12-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
12-Aug 6:30 AM Men’s Golf – Second Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
12-Aug 9:00 AM Men’s Golf – Second Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
12-Aug 12:00 PM Men’s Golf – Second Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
12-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
12-Aug 11:00 PM Men’s Golf – Second Round Encore Golf Channel
13-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
13-Aug 6:30 AM Men’s Golf – Third Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
13-Aug 9:00 AM Men’s Golf – Third Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
13-Aug 12:00 PM Men’s Golf – Third Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
13-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
13-Aug 11:00 PM Men’s Golf – Third Round Encore Golf Channel
14-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
14-Aug 6:30 AM Men’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
14-Aug 9:00 AM Men’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
14-Aug 12:00 PM Men’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
14-Aug 1:00 PM Men’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) NBC
14-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
14-Aug 11:00 PM Men’s Golf – Final Round Encore Golf Channel
15-Aug 9:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
15-Aug 6:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
16-Aug 9:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
16-Aug 6:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
17-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
17-Aug 6:30 AM Women’s Golf – First Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
17-Aug 9:00 AM Women’s Golf – First Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
17-Aug 12:00 PM Women’s Golf – First Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
17-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
17-Aug 11:00 PM Women’s Golf – First Round Encore Golf Channel
18-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
18-Aug 6:30 AM Women’s Golf – Second Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
18-Aug 9:00 AM Women’s Golf – Second Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
18-Aug 12:00 PM Women’s Golf – Second Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
18-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
18-Aug 11:00 PM Women’s Golf – Second Round Encore Golf Channel
19-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
19-Aug 6:30 AM Women’s Golf – Third Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
19-Aug 9:00 AM Women’s Golf – Third Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
19-Aug 12:00 PM Women’s Golf – Third Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
19-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
19-Aug 11:00 PM Women’s Golf – Third Round Encore Golf Channel
20-Aug 5:00 AM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
20-Aug 6:30 AM Women’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
20-Aug 9:00 AM Women’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
20-Aug 12:00 PM Women’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) Golf Channel
20-Aug 12:15 PM Women’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE) NBC
20-Aug 3:00 PM Golf Central Live From the Olympics Golf Channel
20-Aug 11:00 PM Women’s Golf – Final Round Encore Golf Channel

 

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